Countering Hitler’s Spies
Intriguing book next, with the story of British Military Intelligence and its attempts to counter German spies sent to Britain by the Abwehr. The cornerstone of this was the Treachery Act, which was passed in record time, just 13 days after Churchill came into power. Any foreign national found guilty of spying faced only one outcome – death. The alternative was to become a double agent and spy for the British, but this was only an option if the spy had not been seen being arrested. So, here we have various tales, some with grim outcomes, many of which were only made public as late as 2005.
• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-5267-2552-3
• 156 pages • Hardback • £19.99